RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Go RVing Partners with Actress Jennie Garth

Fri Jun 9, 2017

149695533576530.jpgRESTON, Virginia - Go RVing, a joint initiative of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association and the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association, has announced its new partnership with actress Jennie Garth. A lifelong RVer, Garth will be a Go RVing spokesperson, sharing her personal experiences with the RV lifestyle and working to inspire a new generation of RV travelers.

"We are so impressed by Jennie's RVing experience and her enthusiasm for sharing her story with the public," Go Rving Senior Director of Marketing Communications Karen Redfern says. "This will be a tremendous opportunity to showcase the fun, affordability and accessibility of RVing."

Garth is best known for her role as Kelly Taylor on the "Beverly Hills, 90210" franchise; as Valerie Tyler on the sitcom "What I Like About You" and her own reality show "Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country" on CMT. She showcased her design skills in her own docuseries "The Jennie Garth Project" on HGTV.

Garth grew up RV camping with her family and has passed on this passion to her three girls, taking them on mini-weekend RV trips to cross-country adventures.

"Working with Go RVing is such a perfect fit for me," Garth says. "I've been RVing my whole life and love that I can share these trips with my family and friends. It leaves so much room for spontaneous adventure where we can take any fork in the road. Best of all, we're spending the kind of quality time together that we would never experience on any other vacation."

The strong appeal of the RV lifestyle is evident in the record numbers of RVers in America. More than 22 million travelers will go RVing in 2017, according to RVIA.

"RV manufacturers are responding to younger baby boomers and millennials with product offerings that reflect their aesthetics, needs and budgets," Redfern says. "We look forward to introducing the RV lifestyle to new audiences in the year ahead with Jennie's help."

RVIA is the national association representing about 400 manufacturers and component suppliers producing 98 percent of all RVs made in the United States.